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by Roger Pettingell
A bustling, fun cafe on St. Armands with large picture windows for fun people watching is the way to go! Enjoy delicious pizza (Greek is a FAVORITE), generous salads (Venezia is the best on the menu) and wondeful other authentic italian dishes. You will have a hard time keeping your fork away from the children's mac n' cheese too! Great for families, friends or date nights!

373-375 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota , FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-1400

Maison Blanche

by Roger Pettingell
Paris meets Longboat Key for a beautiful love affair. Prepare your palette for an epicurean treat! Michelan-rated chef Jose Martinez prepares an exquisite menu with many choices. Our favorites include the tomato tart, sea bass, short ribs, and grand marnier soufflé. Maison Blanche also offers a tasting menu with wine pairings…..Divine!

Maison Blanche
2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, FL 383-8088

Longboat Key and Bird Key Markets Turning

by Roger Pettingell

Exciting news from the Longboat Observer last week about the sales activity on Longboat and the surrounding keys:

Longboat Key and Bird Key real estate markets improving“If the improving real-estate market on Longboat Key and Sarasota’s offshore keys the last five weeks in 2009 and the first five weeks in 2010 is any indication, the future may bode well for our “living industry.”

There were 110 transactions involving $94,985,070 in those 10 weeks. Sixty-two were transacted between Nov. 30, 2009, and the end the year for more than $50.2 million, and 48 were transacted during the first five weeks of 2010 for more than $44.7 million.

The largest sale was the $8.4 million new home sale on New Pass the last week in January to boost the week’s sales to more than $20 million. This compares to the best week of $18 million posted from Nov. 30, 2009, through Dec. 4, 2009.”
I’ve participate in many of these sales, including contracting on a $5.4 million Bird Key home, two Sanctuary residences with a combined value over $3 million, and the listing a selling of a $1 million Pierre residence.  Showings have been bit slower in the first two weeks of February, perhaps due to the unseasonably cool weather.  Buyers who are out looking are noticing greatly reduced inventory, particularly prime locations.  That coupled with the threat of rising interest rates will likely continue to drive the market.

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Roger Pettingell of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is your Longboat Key, Florida Luxury Real Estate Specialist. Roger provides his real estate expertise to sellers, investors, developers, and buyers in the Sarasota area including Anna Maria, Bird Key, Bradenton Beach, Casey Key, Cortez, Grand Bay, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Marina Bay, Osprey and Siesta Key. Search for homes, luxury homes, condominiums, investment property, development property, and vacant land and lots on the Longboat Key, Florida and the surrounding area.